A heart-warming story of friendship, loyalty and lots of hot chocolate!
Johan’s thinks that most problems can be solved by having a ‘magical’ cup of hot chocolate. He has a happy home, which he shares with Mum, Dad and his little sister Lani. But Johan’s friend Henry has a lot going on in his life and Johan finds out that being a supportive friend requires plenty of cups of hot chocolate … and a whole lot more. It is one of three thoughtful, entertaining and beautifully illustrated books that sensitively help development of ‘emotional literacy’ in young children.
Rose Stanley worked as a Student Support Specialist in a state primary school for six years and has most recently been an advisor for the Lifewalk Trust, where she trains volunteers working in a similar support role. Her work has involved supporting many children as they went through difficult life experiences including bereavement, family separations and friendship problems. She has also written a number of articles for the parenting magazine Tots to Teens.
Lisa Allen is a graphic designer and freelance illustrator. She also paints on commission and teaches art. Lisa has illustrated a number of successful picture books
Other titles by Rose Stanley
Emotions in Motion
A Hot Cup of Chocolate
Tilly’s Big Problem
Max loves all sorts of creepy things and through sharing his adventures in searching for new creatures children will develop an understanding of how at times Max may feel safe or unsafe and use safety networks. This story is designed to teach children about the importance of noticing their natural warning signals and the value of consulting adults when faced with an uncertain situation. Produced in conjunction with the Protective Behaviours Program, this is a good resource to share with kids who may be inclined to put their curiosity... More info
In My Heart explores emotions--happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness and more. Unlike other feelings books that tend to oversimplify, In My Heart lyrically explains what an emotion feels like, physically, inside. *For example:* "When I get really angry, my heart feels like it's going to explode! Don't come near me! My heart is yelling, hot and loud. This is when my heart is mad." “Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright. I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast, I feel as if... More info
In his fourth book for children, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer focuses on the topic of excuses and how they can do more harm than we realize. The book demonstrates how excuses go far beyond “my dog ate my homework,” and can actually become words that prevent your child from reaching his or her potential. The book follows a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses (“I’m not smart enough” . . . “It’s too hard,” and so on) get in his way. He discovers, as... More info